Information for Dallas D. Whiffin
22 December, 1908 – 6 December, 1963
From the Idaho Free Press
Saturday, 7 December, 1963
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Services for Dal D. Whiffin, 54, of Caldwell Route 3, who died
yesterday morning in a local nursing home, will be conducted
at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel. The Rev.
Dr. Harold N. Nye and the Rev. Dr. Robert C. Shupe will
officiate. Interment will be in Canyon Hill.
He was a lifetime resident of the Franklin Community
six miles northeast of Caldwell and six miles north of Nampa.
He died after an extended illness from cancer.
Mr. Whiffin was born Dec. 22, 1908, on the ranch where
he lived his entire life. He was the youngest son of the late
Charles Warren and Mina Dodd Whiffin, and a grandson of the
late David Dodd, an early pioneer of Idaho, who located in
1873 on the ranch where Dal Whiffin later was born and lived.
Mr. Whiffin married Dorothy Lucille Combs Sept. 8, 1936. She
died Feb. 5, 1954, in Caldwell. Two daughters survive the
couple. He was married to Mrs. Alice Genevieve McKinzie, who
About 1944, Mr. Whiffin started in the registered
Hereford cattle business and helped to organize the Idaho
Hereford Breeders Association in 1947. He served as a director
of the organization until 1953, when he was elected president
and continued in that office until 1955. He also was a member
of the Eastern Oregon Hereford Association, the Mores Creek
Cattlemen's Association and the Idaho Cattlemen's Association.
Mr. Whiffin was chosen Canyon County Grassman of the Year in
1962 and was a 4-H Club leader of the Franklin Livestock Club
for over 14 years.
He was clerk of the Franklin School District No. 2 and
chairman of the Canyon County Trustees Association for a
number of years and assisted in the reorganization of the new
school district, Class A District No. 139. He also was an
active member of the Franklin Community Church, which his
father helped to build.
Surviving in addition to Mrs. Whiffin are his daughters,
Mrs.. Helen Larson of Caldwell and Mrs. Janet Lantz of San
Leandro, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Joyce Dalton in
Florida and Miss Betty Lou McKinzie of Caldwell; three
brothers, Vivian and Wade Whiffin, both of Caldwell, and Wayne
Whiffin of Boise; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Wright of Boise,
Mrs. Doris Bullock and Mrs. Josephine Rosdahl, both of
Caldwell, and two granddaughters, Leslie and Laura Larson of
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